October 2, 2020
Prince of Peace
We have only one true peacemaker, and that is Jesus Christ.
We read in the Bible, both the Old Testament and New Testament, that the final day wars and the time of earthly tribulation will not be peaceful. Earth will experience the most intense period in history, which will usher in the return of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, who will destroy the final enemies on earth and begin his thousand-year millennial reign from the New Jerusalem.
Why are some Christian leaders not taking a stand for Israel’s biblical right to all of Judea and Samaria, instead facilitating the dream of an Arab state in the biblical heartland of Israel?
For some reason, a few Christians believe they have a responsibility to be ardent backers of Israel-Arab normalizations at the expense of Israel and her settlement communities. This has motivated them to attempt to influence the Trump Administration and Israel’s public opinion accordingly.
They were also strong supporters of President Trump's Peace to Prosperity Plan and greatly encouraged Jared Kushner the architect of the plan. Furthermore, they won't acknowledge the extreme difference in life in America before January 28, 2020, when the Trump plan was introduced at the White House, and the corresponding COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and Israel.
One of them even blamed PM Netanyahu for the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown for taking his “eye off the ball” during his annexation efforts (we prefer extended sovereignty efforts). Why does he keep calling it annexation? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls it extended sovereignty and so does Ambassador David Friedman.
Do they realize the normalization efforts they are supporting with the Arabs are setting the path for the peace deal of the Antichrist?
We need to continue to stand for God’s covenant land and not support agreements that will become or lead to the Antichrist’s deal of Daniel 9:27 (which is inevitable at some point). Supporting those agreements continues the confusion over whose land Judea and Samaria is. (Below is my direct confrontation of the ELCA Isaiah 58 leadership over whose land it is.)
The Bible says this in Joel 3:2: “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land” (KJV).
Practical approach taken over biblical approach by Israeli governments
An Israeli official told me this many years ago after I spoke of the consequences of dividing the biblical land of Israel: “There is a biblical view and there is a practical view. We prefer to take the practical view.”
I have told my Jewish friends and acquaintances over the years that they will not have peace until the Prince of Peace—Yeshua—returns. I tell them they all long for peace to the point they are willing to compromise in land negotiations, but they won’t have peace until they call on His name and He returns.
Five main problems with the Abraham Accords that Christians shouldn’t support
The Abraham Accords stop Israel’s rightful plan to extend sovereignty. The United Arab Emirates said they were told no annexation discussions until 2024 or later. This week at the U.N. the UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed stated two states based on pre-1967 lines, meaning almost all of Judea and Samaria. He said normalization was done to stop Israeli annexation.
Moreover, this leaves 132 settlement communities and 12 Jewish enclaves in the state of flux after Netanyahu promises, not knowing if Trump will be re-elected. Plus, Ambassador Friedman said this week that sovereignty efforts could be revisited in a year while Kushner continues to push that date off— if ever. Kushner is determined to do more normalization deals and doesn’t want annexation to get in the way. His justification is that no one (settler) will be forced from their home.
The Abraham Accords acknowledged the U.N. in sections 8, 9 and 12. This keeps the U.N. in a central role and gives the 54 Muslim nations and others in the U.N. the opportunity to continually pass biased anti-Israel resolutions, etc.
The Abraham Accords continued the two-state narrative. In the last two weeks every Middle East Sunni country stated in their annual U.N. General Assembly messages their full backing of the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002 based on pre-1967 lines.
The Abraham Accords has revived, elevated and legitimized the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002 to the most acceptable Sunni plan, which is based on U.N. Resolutions 242 and 338. It calls for Palestinian refugees to be relocated to a future Palestinian state.